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Ted Gioia

Ted Gioia is a music historian and the author of eleven books, including How to Listen to Jazz . His three previous books on the social history of music-- Work Songs , Healing Songs , and Love Songs-- have each been honored with the ASCAP Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Award. Gioia's wide-ranging activities as a critic, scholar, performer, and educator have established him as a leading global guide to music past, present, and future.